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Intergrated Pest ManagementBioCalifornicus – Sachet 250

SKU: CH-Californicus-250

R32.00

Neoseiulus californicus is a predatory mite that belongs to the Phytoseiidae family and is of the Arachnida Class.

Target Pests

Two spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae), fruit spider mite (Panonychus ulmi), citrus red mite (Panonynchus citri), begonia mite (Tarsonemus pallidus) and broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus).

Description

Neoseiulus californicus is a predatory mite that belongs to the Phytoseiidae family and is of the Arachnida Class.

Target Pests
Two spotted spider mite (Tetranychus urticae), fruit spider mite (Panonychus ulmi), citrus red mite (Panonynchus citri), begonia mite (Tarsonemus pallidus) and broad mite (Polyphagotarsonemus latus).
Description
Neoseiulus californicus are translucent and range in color from pale orange to peach. The nymphs resemble the adults except that they are smaller and cannot reproduce. Their eggs are oblong, transparent and white to dirty-white in color. Adult predatory mites, nymphs and larvae actively search for their prey and suck them empty. All stages of Neoseiulus californicus prefer to eat younger stages of host mites and adult females can consume fifteen to twenty spider mite eggs per day. Neoseiulus californicus can also feed and survive on Thrips and can survive for up to 3 – 4 weeks without food and therefore very good for prophylactic treatments and maintaining low populations of Red Mite and Red spider mite. Neoseiulus californicus tolerates high temperatures and low humidity levels.
Product Detail
  • BioCalifornicus is packed in plastic sachet, which contain 250 individual mites mixed with bran.
  • BioCalifornicus is shipped in insulated and chilled Styrofoam boxes, packaging must be kept intact until it reaches the end-user.
  • Keep in a cool location 16°C until release; do not put bottles in a refrigerator.
  • Do not place bottles in direct sunlight.
  • BioCalifornicus is sensitive to different pesticides and a BioBee field service representative should be contacted before any chemical spray.

Application

  • Each sachet has its own hook cut into the paper, for easy use and application. Do not cut the sachet, just hang under the canopy of your plants/trees, the predators will emerge out of the Smal hole at the top over the course of the next few days..

Follow Up

About 2 to 3 weeks after releases, BioCalifornicus mites will be observed in the proximity of their prey mites. Reduction in pest mite population will be noted after establishment of the BioCalifornicus. Dead prey mite eggs and nymphs will also be observed.

 

 

All products are tested to meet specification requirements before leaving the factory.
BioBee is not responsible for the outcome of implementation in the field, as it has no control over the method of application, local conditions, treatment/storage of product not according to instructions, etc.


 

Field Service Consultations

If you are struggling to identify pests and root cause of issues, need guidance on what products to use to improve. Our staff is extensively trained in IPM methods and will design a tailor-made IPM program to meet your individual needs.